Category Archives: Blaming religion

Afraid of the Bible?

I believe the biblical narrative and the Christian worldview it presents offers the most logically consistent and plausibly realistic understanding of life and the world. It simply does the best job explaining the world we encounter each day. Continue reading

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When faith causes doubts

Some struggle with doubt but faith has often caused me to struggle. Continue reading

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We serve no sovereign here

We now live in bondage under the final authority of the individual will, whose impulses and decisions are their own moral index. Even our religion betrays our inviolable spirit of autonomy. Continue reading

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Is religion the primary source of violence?

Contrary to the myth that religion is the primary source of war and violence …. Continue reading

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An Indisputable fact of history

  All those who take history seriously acknowledge the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ.  It’s an indisputable fact of history that there existed in the first century a man identified as Jesus of Nazareth. We possess detailed accounts … Continue reading

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Myth about the First Amendment

Our Sunday News recently asked me to be a voice to balance the weekly columns of the assistant editor. He generates the most reader response for the paper but writes from more of a left-side, liberal perspective (labels I am a … Continue reading

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Religion won’t help you

________________ Although Christianity is classified among the religions of the world, I am quite sure Jesus would not want any association with religion. _______________ Religion is based in human efforts to appease a god. Christianity is about God drawing people … Continue reading

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The grand reversal of every religion

As a hush came over the crowd, Jesus began his Sermon on the Mount. They awaited his words with great expectation and intrigue. Yet who would have expected his first words to be a pronouncement of blessing on the poor … Continue reading

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A window into God’s heart

An important distinction concerning God’s will must be applied to the way we understand how God relates to the evil actions of humans (or even to His own acts of judgment). Along with God’s sovereign and revealed will, one must honor God’s dispositional will. … Continue reading

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A closer look at tolerance

I look forward to D. A. Carson’s new book, The Intolerance of Tolerance. I’ve written often on this subject and Carson has helped to shape some of my thinking. I see it at the heart of a kind of strategy to transform … Continue reading

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